Harling Family History

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Harling Name Meaning

English: variant of Harlin. English: habitational name from East Harling in Norfolk, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) Herela’s people’. North German and Frisian: habitational name from the marsh area Harling in East Friesland or from the port of Harlingen in West Friesland. German (Härling): nickname for an immature person, from Old High German herling ‘(sour) grape harvested before maturity’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Harting, Halling, Helling, Arling, Haring, Darling, Harding, Harring

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Harling Family Origin

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Harling Family Occupations

What did your Harling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Silk Dresser, Agricultural Labourer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harling. A less common occupation for the Harling family was Potter. The most common Harling occupation in the UK was Silk Dresser. 3% of Harling's were Silk Dressers.

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  • Silk Dresser

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Grocer

  • Potter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Harling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Harling. For the veterans among your Harling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harling Life Expectancy

What is the average Harling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Harling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Harling in 1952 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harling ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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